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Metroplex - D.C.

The FAA has completed a redesign of airspace, introduced new Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, and made use of Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) to make the D.C. Metroplex airspace more efficient with improved access to its airports. The effort focuses on a number of airports, including Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshal (BWI), Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Manassas Regional-Harry P. Davis Field (HEF), Washington Dulles International (IAD), and Martin State (MTN). The information below may also include data from nearby airports outside of the D.C. Metroplex (please see the Reference Guide for additional information).

All results are reported by Fiscal Year (FY), October 1 — September 30.

Projected Annual Benefits

Source: FAA — D.C. Metroplex Post Implementation Team

$5.6 Million

Value of Fuel Savings

2.0 Million Gallons

Fuel Savings

16.5 Thousand Metric Tons

Carbon Savings

The metroplex procedural improvements have been completed. These annual benefits are based on post-implementation estimates. The value of the fuel savings is based on a $2.85-per-gallon rate. The data estimates are current as of April 2016.

D.C. Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY17)

Source: Operational Network (OPSNET)

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Commercial Air Carriers
General Aviation
Military
Average Daily Metroplex Traffic (FY09–FY17)
FY Commercial Air Carrier General Aviation Military Total Operations
2009 2,302 669 19 2,990
2010 2,298 605 20 2,923
2011 2,374 572 16 2,962
2012 2,310 566 18 2,894
2013 2,279 550 24 2,853
2014 2,189 548 23 2,760
2015 2,160 535 26 2,721
2016 2,157 561 25 2,743
2017 2,193 572 20 2,785

Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY17)

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)/Air Carrier Statistics Database

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Average Daily Scheduled Flights (FY09–FY17)
FY 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Scheduled Flights 2,173 2,172 2,166 2,103 1,904 2,001 2,009 2,018 1,998

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